Two hundred and fifty shirtless sophomores, 30 gallons of blue paint, and a one way street: it was the perfect equation for the first-ever sophomore Running of the Bills.
Saint Louis U. High has had to cancel its plans for tonight’s football game and adjust the plans for Freshman Running of the Bills, after their scheduled opponent, Roosevelt High School, canceled the game on Wednesday morning following a Covid outbreak at the school.
The Sacred Heart Award, a new award meant to recognize members of the SLUH community who, while not alums, have dedicated their lives to the mission of SLUH, was introduced at Tuesday’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. The award is intended to be of the same esteem as the Backer award, but meant for those in the SLUH community that are not alums.
As St. Louis U. High gradually approaches pre-pandemic levels of normalcy, the school’s exchange program has returned, allowing students from Colombia and Chile the chance to experience life as Jr. Bills.
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After months of summer running and four weeks of practice, St. Louis U. High’s cross country program finally starts its season this week with two meets on the other side of the river.
The Jr. Bills took the field for the first official time on Wednesday at Marquette under cloudy skies, unconcerned about the chance for rain. Sixty minutes later, though, as the sky turned yellow and lightning forced a delay that ultimately ended the game, the varsity soccer team left the field in a 2-2 tie feeling unsatisfied.
Despite a dominant first quarter, the Jr. Bills ultimately fell to the MICDS Rams by a score of 42-28. The offense made major plays in the first half, but couldn’t keep the momentum going in the second half, as the defense missed several tackles and began to fall behind.
When students thank their teachers, the response is often "no thanks are necessary." The fact that it is not necessary is precisely why students and parents should express their gratitude for the work that teachers do for students.
Last week, I saw the article about the Jr. Billiken mascot taking a tour of St Louis and the USA over the summer. It brought back memories of a similar, yet less creative Jr. Bill mascot heist in the summer of 1974.
Kanye West’s new album Donda is quite an experience—and a long one at that. With 27 tracks spanning an hour and 48 minutes, it almost quadruples the length of his three previous LPs. Long albums can be dangerous, though, because they encourage filler tracks.
Madame Annie Hilmes has joined SLUH’s Foreign Language Department as the new, and only, French teacher, teaching all grade levels of French.
The SLUH Math Department welcomes two excellent new teachers: Walker Yane, who will be teaching Algebra 1 and Geometry; and Joe Stickley, who will be teaching Precalculus and Geometry.
Prep News 86 Editor in Chief Jack Figge sat down with former ASC and SLUH alum Peter Lucier, a marine and Afghanistan veteran, to talk about his experiences serving in Afghanistan and where we go from here.
St. Louis U. High welcomes new teacher Robert Hill, a familiar face to some, as a full-time member of the Social Studies Department. Hill has coached the JV swim team for three years and subbed part time last year.
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What sport should they do Running of the Bills at next?
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Peter “youth tee ball” James
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Charles “hurling” Turnell
Jack “cornhole” Evans
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Luke “ultimate frisbee” Pierson
Jude “long distance swimming” Reed
Alex “hopscotch” Deiters
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